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Diane Ackerman

The naturalist author on Polish zookeepers and the only good thing you could ever say about the Nazis.

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Diane Ackerman creates a new world every time she writes a sentence. A teacher and naturalist, the author has tackled everything from our own human wits (A Natural History of the Senses ) to monk seal ...   More
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 KELLY CLARKE

Farel Dalrymple

A local artist brings a comic book back from the dead—with help from some guy named Jonathan Lethem.

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In 1975, one of Marvel Comics’ strangest authors, Steve Gerber, scribe of such out-there books as Man-Thing and Howard the Duck , created Omega the Unknown . Weird was an understatement. Ostens ...   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Erik Bader

David Briggs

Portland’s mad chocolate scientist reveals his bacon-infused secrets.

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“I don’t like sugar all that much,” David Briggs announces. Now, I’m a certifiable sugar addict, so I don’t have much trust in those who disdain my drug of choice, nor d ...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 JOANNA MILLER

Katee Sackhoff

The Portland-born actress talks Beaverton,Battlestarand bionic boobs.

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The 1998 graduating class of Beaverton’s Sunset High School got a shock a few years back when they flipped to the Sci-Fi Channel’s critically acclaimed TV series Battlestar Galactica . Tha ...   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 William Crawford

Dr. Oliver Sacks

The renowned neurologist talks about that song playing in your head right now.

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Dr. Oliver Sacks is a rare bird in the world of medicine: Not only is he one of the country’s top neurologists, but the British-born doctor also has a knack for weaving his clinical profiles of ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Claire Evans

Justin Oswald

The artist/inventor/entrepreneur returns to Portland, golden tits and bling in tow.

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On the phone from Los Angeles, Justin Oswald is talking up an art installation he’s got on tap for the weekend. “My friend called me up and asked me to be a dirty Santa and I said, &lsquo ...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Jonathan Kozol

Famed author on fasting, race and who’s worse for education: Bush or Gates.

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Jonathan Kozol began his career as a fourth-grade teacher in 1964 at a segregated inner-city Boston school. The Harvard College graduate had 35 students but no classroom. And the school was so crowded ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 BETH SLOVIC

Last Kiss

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[DRAG] SISSYBOY BREAKS UP Over the course of the past three years, the members of Sissyboy, Portland’s most infamous punk-drag troupe, have become local legends for their monthly shows at Holoce ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Paul Dirksen
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